Kamalame Cay, Andros
|Staniard Creek, Andros, Andros, BAHAMAS.|
Description: Kamalame CayKamalame Cay is a 96-acre private island hideaway located off the northeast coast of Andros Island and is only accessible by private ferry. Designed by Bryan and Jennifer Hew, it has some of the best diving and fishing in the Caribbean and a three-mile white sand beach. Staying at Kamalame Cay puts you in the center of the best diving, snorkeling and fishing in the Caribbean and is the perfect choice for guests who value elegance, adventure, privacy and romance. An extremely calming place, interiors feature Indonesian furniture, brass bathroom fixtures and rows of French doors, platform tubs and sun decks. The great house serves fresh seafood with island spices. The islands are adjacent to the mainland of Andros Island, Bahamas. Commonly called "The Sleeping Giant," Andros is the largest island of the Bahamas, yet it remains largely unexplored and sparsely populated.
Type of rooms: Kamalame CayThe rooms at Kamalame Cay are dreamily beautiful. They are large, with high ceilings and full of air and light. There are two lovely deluxe villas, each with two well- plus an attractive one-bedroom cottage suite. All of the villas have private patio areas off the bedrooms, huge walk-in closets, and ceiling fans or air conditioning. There are also five smaller cottage suites that have one large bedroom and expansive french doors that open right on the beach to invite the sea air and sounds of the surf. In addition four Marina rooms are now available.
Anglers Nest: Fronted by private verandas, the island's charming wood frame cottages overlook the marina and the Cay's less windy leeside cove. Marina Rooms are conveniently located nearest to the Great House, Tiki Bar, pool and reception. Each of these classically designed 600-square-foot cottages is divided into two airy private spaces furnished in relaxed beach style with removable muslin window panels, a stereo system and a selection of music, board games and books. A petite kitchenette is outfitted with glassware, ice buckets, tea, espresso, and coffee cups; the fully stocked fridge tailored to guest preference. En suite bathrooms are equipped with a shower, beach and bath towels, an array of Aveda products and plush terry robes
Cottage Suites: Seaside octagons wrapped in French doors and wide verandas, the island's five beach cottages offer expansive ocean views and supreme privacy just a few steps from the sugar sand seashore. Sapodilla North & South, situated within closest proximity to one another, are particularly suited for small families or couples travelling together. At 700 square feet with lofty 17-foot ceilings, each peak roof, limestone and wood frame cottage features a large sun-washed bedroom with king or twin beds and is furnished in an array of island décor with removable muslin window panels, stereo systems and a selection of music, board games and books. Spacious en suite baths are equipped with sea view soaker tubs, and small kitchenettes are stocked with snacks, tea, espresso and additional items on request tailored to guest preferences prior to arrival.
Private Beach Rooms: Our Beach Rooms Driftwood and Mahogany consist of a single large room enhanced by a comfortable seating area. Each one has its own private entrance with a connecting door (lockable from both sides) allowing access to the adjoining room - perfect for families or groups of friends. These beautifully furnished rooms come complete with a fully stocked wet bar, Roman soaking tub, ocean views, and a covered veranda. As with all of our beach accommodations, breathtaking views and cooling sea breezes are a highlight.
1 Bed Island Villa Suite - Pigeon Plum: Our Beach Rooms Driftwood and Mahogany consist of a single large room enhanced by a comfortable seating area. Each one has its own private entrance with a connecting door (lockable from both sides) allowing access to the adjoining room - perfect for families or groups of friends. These beautifully furnished rooms come complete with a fully stocked wet bar, Roman soaking tub, ocean views, and a covered veranda. As with all of our beach accommodations, breathtaking views and cooling sea breezes are a highlight.
2 Bed Island Villa Suite: The island's two bedroom villas, Driftwood and Mahogany, are fronted by generous, covered verandas and expansive gardens that fan out to a seashore arranged with palm shaded hammocks and beachside loungers. Furnished in classic plantation style, they are furnished with unique artwork, removable muslin window panels, stereo systems and a selection of music, board games and books. Spacious en suite baths are equipped with soaker tubs, and small kitchenettes are stocked with snacks, tea, espresso and additional items on request tailored to guest preferences prior to arrival. Spanning 2,900 square feet with 18-foot ceilings, these residences offer a spacious main suite that blends sleeping and living quarters with a full, open kitchen connected to a pair of smaller adjoining wings. Doors lock from both sides and each suite includes its own private entrance and terrace. These villas sleep four to six and are ideal for families or small groups of friends.
3 Bed Island Villa Suite: Perched on the highest point of the Cay, this very special three-bedroom (2,500-sqare-foot) villa was originally built as the owner's private hideaway. Comprised of four thatched roof pavilions with Androsian stone walls and entire pine tree trunks refashioned as exposed support columns, Silver Top offers a truly unique air of exotic, earthy chic. With splendid views both east and west and expansive terraces on both sides, guest enjoy the sun as it rises over a secluded white sand beach lapped by the Caribbean Sea and sets over lush creek-side mangroves. Furnished in South Asian decor with removable muslin window panels, Silver Top is also outfitted with a stereo system and a selection of music, board games and books. Tucked off the main pavilion and linked by covered passageways, the villa's trio of elegant bedroom are wrapped with private verandas, featuring soaking tubs and ocean or mangrove views. Silver Top can sleep up to six and is ideal for families, small groups of friends or couples travelling together.
4 Bed Island Villa Suite (New): The two-level, 6,000-square-foot Cocoanut is the island's largest villa and sleeps up to 8 guests in 4 Suites while offering an additional two bedrooms for support staff. Its vast great room offers panoramic ocean views and is lined in French doors that open onto a wide, wrap veranda on three sides. The open plan living dining room, offset with a full kitchen and free standing wet bar is accentuated by thoughtful interior accents and hand carved South Asian furnishings. Two of the four suites - each with an en suite bath with a soaker tub - are connected to the great room. The remaining two, also located on the villa's upper level, are connected as private wings via sweeping verandas.
4 Bed Private Villa: Attached to the mainland of Andros by a narrow strip of beach and reached via a 5-minute ferry, The Cove - the owner's fully staffed, four-bedroom home - offers total exclusivity. Perched atop a rocky bluff surrounded by four acres of pristine coral coastline and lush flowering jungle, this 7,500 square foot, peninsular villa offers panoramic ocean views. Accessed by a winding limestone pathway cut through a private garden of palms, bougainvillea, bamboo, oleander, kamalame trees, star lilies and birds of paradise, The Cove offers a truly secluded luxury retreat for up to 8 guests. With a trio of exclusive, white sand coves and a heated, freshwater pool at their personal disposal, The Cove offers guests ultimate privacy with complete access to the nearby resorts wide range of spa, sport, dining and nature diversions. Interiors are done in a breezy fusion of bamboo and rattan, piles of coffee table books, double height ceilings, Indonesian armchairs, seashells and slipcovers. Lined in flung-open French doors with ocean vistas on three sides, the whitewashed, 2,000 square foot Great Room is a sun-splashed seaside haven. Linked by indoor/outdoor walkways and interior gardens, a separate wing houses four, tastefully appointed bedrooms, each with en suite bath, veranda and views over the Caribbean. Aveda etc Accented with fine wine, spirits and champagne, dining at The Cove focuses on local seafood - line fish to lobster -alongside quality imported game and fowl, fresh tropical fruit and produce. Guests may order from the daily resort menus or design their own culinary experience with the villa's private chef. Outfitted with an al fresco stone grill, fully stocked pantry, and kitchen that opens onto the living room, residents who enjoy cooking are also welcome to craft their own meals. On-request kitchen and serving staff are available along with fresh, local ingredients pre-ordered from the Cay. A pre-holiday questionnaire is available to accommodate preferred food, beverage, wine or spirit requests, as well as any special dietary needs.
Additional information: Kamalame Cay
CD players, private libraries, Aveda hair and skin care products, no telephones to distract you from the views (TVs available on request), Great House for dining and lounging, freshwater swimming pool with gazebo, golf carts, resident dive master, fishing excursions, windsurfing equipment and sea kayaks.
Before booking, verify the current costs, prices and policies (deposit, cancellation fees for each rate, etc.) as the hotel may charge the guest accordingly. Travel insurance that covers cancellation fees is recommended.
Number of rooms: 19
Official category: 5 stars.
Period of closure: Aug.26 to Nov.01.
Languages spoken: English.Smoking policy: No preferences.
Credit cards accepted: All major credit cards.
How to get here: Kamalame Cay is located just off the Coast of Andros Island in the Bahamas. It is a barrier island accessible only by our private ferry or seaplane - our closest airport is Andros Town (ASD). To get here, you have the option of flying from Fort Lauderdale or Nassau:
From Fort Lauderdale (flight time 1 hour)
1. Watermakers Air operates a shared-charter service twice daily between Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Andros Town (ASD). Flights leave from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) at 7am and 1pm daily.
2. Charter flights to Andros Town are also available via Air Flight Lnc. - 7 and 9 passenger aircrafts.
3. Scheduled flights Continental now offering a direct service between Ft. Lauderdale and Andros Town.
Tuesdays: Dep FLL 10:30am DEP ASD 11:50am
Saturdays: Dep FLL 09:30am DEP ASD 10:50am
Companies include Bahamas Air, Delta, Continental, US Airways and American Eagle. All operate flights from Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and West Palm Beach. All fly to Nassau with flights approx. every hour.
From Nassau (Flight time 15 minutes):
1. Le Air operates two daily flights from Nassau to Andros Town at 7am and 4pm. Flight Leaves from Nassau International Airport.
2. Dove Wings charter flight 5 - seater fixed wing twin engine aircraft.
3. Safari Seaplanes charter flight 3-seater seaplane (lands on the beach at Kamalame).
GPS Coordinates: 24° 50' 39.89'' N 77° 53' 34.81'' W
Nearest airport: Andros Town Airport - 30mn.
Rates: Kamalame Cay
|Guest of House
|Guest of House
|Marina Room||250||250||660||660||28%||not incl.|
|Beach Room||625||525||1035||935||28%||not incl.|
|Beach Suite||745||625||1155||1035||28%||not incl.|
|Cottage Suite||935||785||1345||1195||28%||not incl.|
|2 Bedroom Villa - Rose Apple||1715||1485||2535||2305||28%||not incl.|
|2 Bedroom Cottage - Blue Winged Teal & Dorado||1995||1685||2815||2505||28%||not incl.|
|2 Bedroom Villa - Silver Top||2245||1895||3065||2715||28%||not incl.|
|2 Bedroom Villa - Indigo Palm||2245||1895||3065||2715||28%||not incl.|
|2 Bedroom Villa - Driftwood & Mahogany||1995||1675||2815||2495||28%||not incl.|
|2 Bedroom Beach Suite - Cocoanut||2695||2285||3515||3105||28%||not incl.|
|3 Bedroom Villa - Silver Top||2745||2385||3975||3615||28%||not incl.|
|3 Bedroom Villa - Magnolia||3495||2955||4725||4185||28%||not incl.|
|3 Bedroom Villa - Cocoanut||3630||3070||4860||4300||28%||not incl.|
|4 Bedroom Villa - Magnolia||3870||3330||5510||4970||28%||not incl.|
|4 Bedroom Villa - Cocoanut||4565||3855||6205||5495||28%||not incl.|
|4 Bedroom Villa - The Cove||4565||4565||6205||6205||28%||not incl.|
|Breakfast per person||incl.||incl.||incl.||incl.|
|Description of seasons|
|Low season: May 01 - August 14, 2016;
October 21 - December 14, 2016.
High season: December 15, 2015 - April 30, 2016; December 15, 2016 - April 30, 2017.
Between December 23, 2016 and January 1, 2017, there is a 5-night minimum.
Closed: August 15 - October 20, 2016.
*Based on up to 4 adults sharing
**Based on up to 6 adults sharing
|Rates valid till (d/m/y)|
|Booking and cancellation policy|
|Standard Suite Rates:
include the relaxed dinning atmosphere, Kamalame's discreet yet attentive approach to service, complimentary Breakfast Baskets, afternoon cookie delivery, complimentary use of a sand chariot (also known as golf carts), complimentary Wi-Fi access at the office), the peace and quiet from no televisions and no phones and many other complimentary housekeeping services, use of snorkelling equipment, sea kayaks, tennis court on the Cay & our 50ft freshwater swimming pool. House staff gratuities, room taxes, airport transfers, will be additional.
Guest of House Rates: include all of the little touches that make Kamalame Cay a special experience AND all food, beverage, spirits and house wines.
Room rate does not include a required 22% taxes and gratuity charge.
* 15% gratuities will be added to Standard Suite bill, on island.
* Transfer fees will be paid by Kamalame and charged to Guests on check out.
* These will be calculated based on the number of guests in the vehicle, but will be no more than $70 per trip.
Activity fees are not required to be paid in advance, but it is advisable to book in advance. (Tips are not included in the activity rates).
A 40% deposit is charged upon booking. The deposit is non-refundable. The remaining balance is due 15 days prior to scheduled arrival date. The remaining balance is non-refundable.
Policies, prices, package deals, taxes, and exchange rates may change and should be confirmed with the hotel at booking.